Hire a rental car at Panama City Airport to best explore this modern city, nearby beaches, and surrounding natural attractions.
Visitors can soak up fascinating history with a visit to Casco Viejo, the old town and historic centre of the city. Stroll down ancient cobblestone streets, watch the sunset or take a break at one of the many restaurants and bars. You might also wish to spend the day watching ships coming and going with a trip to the famous Panama Canal.
Booking your car rental at Tocumen International Airport
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Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Tocumen International Airport is one of two airports in Panama city, the other being Albrook Airport. Tocumen Airport is the busiest airport in Central America, servicing over 10 million passengers each year.
The airport is well equipped with everything you could need after a long flight. Dining options include bars, cafes, restaurants, and fast food outlets, while shoppers can enjoy a range of fashion, cosmetics, electronics, gifts and more in the many retail stores. All passengers can enjoy free WiFi in the terminal (With a two hour limit).
To collect your keys and start your Panama City adventure, head to the arrivals hall where you will find the car rental customer service desks.
Driving from the Tocumen International Airport to Panama City
There are two options to get to Panama City from the Tocumen Airport. For a very small cost, you can take the South Corridor toll road, with a travel time of just 20 minutes. The second option is to take Avenida Domingo Diez. There is no toll to use this road, but it will take more than an hour to reach the city centre.
Driving tips for your Panama City Airport rental car
Driving in Panama city requires some patience, with heavy traffic congestion and many traffic jams. If possible, avoid driving during the morning and afternoon rush hours on weekdays.
Panama driving tips
● Drive on the right side of the road.
● Panama has zero tolerance for drink driving with a blood alcohol limit at 0%.
● Carry your passport and driver's license, police regularly check for these documents.
● Look for the ‘Retorno’ green sign, indicating where you can to do a u-turn.
● Local drivers often flash lights at other drivers to warn about upcoming police speed radars.
Parking options at the Tocumen International Airport and Panama City
Parking at the Tocumen International Airport is a breeze with 800 open air spaces available, all located within a short walk to the terminal.
Street parking can be problematic in Panama City. Local drivers often disregard the rules and park where they like. Play it safe and only park in designated spaces, or use one of the many paid public car parks.
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